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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl6872

Sediment covered rock in a scene reminiscent of a winter snowfall. The white specks are in fact marine snow, organic remains of animals living far above in the photic zone and the various creatures that feed on materials sinking to the bottom of th sea.

Image ID: expl6872, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise
Photo Date: 2011 August 8
Credit: NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Mid-Cayman Rise Expedition 2011

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